University Medical Center Gottingen (UMG)

PostDoctoral Researcher (f/m/d)

University Medical Center Gottingen (UMG)

Göttingen, Germany

The Department of Clinical Neurophysiology Göttingen (Germany) is seeking a

PostDoctoral Researcher (f/m/d)
for one year (After successful interim evaluation, a prolongation for the full project
time is available (currently 10/2022), full-time | salary according to TV-L

The University Medical Center Göttingen is a tertiary care center and offers great development potential. Its 7,900 employees work in over 65 departments and facilities to provide top-quality patient care, excellent research and modern teaching. Göttingen, “City of Science”, located near the center of Germany, the University Medical Center Göttingen is embedded in the city’s attractive network of scientific research facilities.

The offered position is in the context of a recently started inter-disciplinary project on structural MRI in neurology and cardiology. Funding is currently available until 10/2022.

The successful applicant will work on the setup and implementation of data processing strategies of structural MRI in patients with epilepsy and healthy controls. This involves automated post-processing and classification of brain MRI using machine learning approaches including novel concepts of k-space machine learning. The aim of this project is to provide tools for large scale image processing to improve our understanding of neurological as well as cardiac function and dysfunction.

Applicants need a higher-level university degree (PhD or equivalent) in physics, mathematics, biology, biomedical engineering, medicine or other related disciplines. Programming skills (Matlab, Python) are essential as is previous knowledge of common imaging toolboxes (e.g. SPM, FSL, Freesurfer, AFNI). Machine learning skills and/or previous experiences with imaging databases (e.g. XNAT) are beneficial. Previous publications on relevant topics are expected for a successful application. Previous experience with epilepsy are beneficial but not mandatory. The applicant has to be fluent in English, both written and oral. German language skills are advantageous, but not a prerequisite.

The focus of our group is the utilization of imaging and post-processing methods to better understand the neurobiology of focal and generalized epilepsies allow individualized diagnostics and translate methodological advances into clinical applications.

The salary is according to German federal scale (TV-L, E13 100 %). The initial contract is for one year. After successful interim evaluation, a prolongation for the full project time is available (currently 10/2022). The university is especially encouraging the application of women. Disabled applicant are preferred in case of equal qualification. The position is available immediately.

Please send a letter of motivation, CV, references and sample publication. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities and equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

We look forward to receiving your application by January 1st, 2020:

University Medical Center Göttingen
Department of Clinical Neurophsiology
Prof. Dr. Niels Focke
Oberarzt der Klinik
37099 Göttingen
Tel.: 0551/39-66650
Fax: 0551/39-8126

Please send your application via e-mail in PDF-format or via mail in copy and not in folders.

Travel and application fees cannot be refunded or transferred.


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PostDoctoral Researcher (f/m/d)